Tracking migration and bird distribution

BirdTrack is an exciting online bird recording portal, that looks at migration patterns and seasonal movements of birds throughout Britain and Ireland.

What’s involved?

BirdTrack provides online facilities for you to store and manage your personal records as well as using these to support species conservation at local, regional, national and international scales.

If you have been out birdwatching or simply watching the birds in your garden, records of the birds you have seen can be useful data. The scheme is year-round, and ongoing, and anyone with an interest in birds can contribute. Important results produced by BirdTrack include mapping migration (arrivals and departures) timings and monitoring scarce birds.

Enter your BirdTrack sightings

Data Requests

To request more detailed BirdTrack data please click here.

BirdTrack & Migration News

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May 11, 2020

When is a Curlew not a Curlew? Whimbrels May be the bird you’re seeing!

The Irish spring is characterised by some birds leaving for their breeding grounds, having spent six months wintering here, and other birds arriving here to breed, having spent the preceding…
Policy and Advocacy
July 3, 2020

Congratulations to new Ministers with responsibility for biodiversity

BirdWatch Ireland congratulates Senator Pippa Hackett and Deputy Malcolm Noonan who have been appointed as Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity and Minister of State for Heritage and…